Alex Tongayu

Fraud detectives arrest former Registrar of Companies

In a statement, Fraud Director Matthew Damaru said detectives arrested and charged Alex Tongayu, aged 40, on November 8th, 2018, with one count of forgery and one count of uttering.

Detectives claimed that Tongayu, who is from Walumi village, Hela Province, had forged the signature of the then Minister for Trade and Commerce, Richard Maru, on National Gazette number G441.

Tongayu allegedly appointed himself as duly appointed by the National Government as the Registrar of Companies and Chairman of Securities Commission.

Police restrained from interfering in security commission

The interim injunctive orders were handed down on September 27th against Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate Director, Matthew Damaru, and Police Commissioner, Gari Baki.

Tongayu, as the first plaintiff and the Securities Commission as the Second plaintiff, sought the interim injunctive orders.

The orders restrain police from threatening, conspiring, intimidating, arresting or taking steps to arrest Tongayu and interfering in the work of the Securities Commission pending the hearing and determination of the substantive proceedings.